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A 23-year-old female asked:

Still got swelling right side abdomen ten days post laparoscopy. dr said body is trying to push out the stitches. what does this mean?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Likely normal: I do not know what surgery you had, or if the swelling you describe is located at one of the surgical sites. Swelling after any surgery is normal, and it can take a few weeks for swelling at a healing scar to resolve. It can depend on the size & location of the incision, what sutures were used, etc. Follow the directions of your surgeon.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2016

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